Associate Construction Technician

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Job title: Associate Construction Technician

Company: WSP

Job description: Job Description:Our team is growing, and as a result we’re looking for Laboratory and Field Technicians to join our amazing group of professionals. As part of the Materials Engineering Team in Dartmouth, NS, you will be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff. You will be responsible for conducting various tests and analyses to characterize and evaluate the properties of materials used in construction for our major clients. Your contributions will directly impact the advancement of cutting-edge technologies and the creation of novel materials that drive our industry forward.Responsibilities:

  • This position will require working on multiple projects simultaneously and requires strong scheduling and organizational skills.
  • You will perform a range of field and/ or laboratory tests and procedures to assess material (soil, aggregate, concrete, and hot mix asphalt) properties, composition, and behavior.
  • You will operate and maintain testing equipment and instruments, ensuring accurate and reliable results.
  • You will support equipment calibration, maintenance and general housekeeping requirements to maintain a safe working environment.
  • You will support sample management and the safe materials handling practices required for shipping, receiving, logging, handling, storage and disposal of samples.
  • You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including researchers, engineers, and scientists, to support ongoing projects and provide valuable insights.
  • You will compile and analyze experimental data for a variety of test methods, generating clear and concise reports to communicate findings to the team.
  • Follow WSP’s Project Review, Ethics and Safety Policies.


  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Adaptability and a proactive approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement.
  • Proficiency in using laboratory equipment and software for data analysis.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and precision in all tasks.
  • You enjoy a combination of both fieldwork and office-based work. You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Punctuality, reliability and the ability to work effectively in teams and on your own.
  • A willingness to do a variety of tasks and the ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadlines.
  • Light to moderate lifting will be required.
  • Sound understanding of the need for health and safety procedures in the workplace/ possess a safety conscious attitude.
  • You want to experience what it’s like to work for a leading engineering consulting firm and be part of a growing and thriving team!
  • You are a self-starter, are driven to learn, and keen to engage with a multi-disciplinary team.

About Us:WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.At WSP:

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please

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Location: Dartmouth, NS

Job date: Sat, 22 Jun 2024 03:36:55 GMT

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